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Midewin Interagency Hotshot Crew

Midewin is pronounced as (Mid-Ay-Win).

The Midewin IHC is a 20-person wildland firefighting crew hosted by the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington Illinois and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, in the Eastern Region (R-9).

Being the only Hotshots in the region means the crew is a very sought after resource both in region as well as across the country. The Midewin IHC is committed to providing Incident Management Teams and the American citizens with a dependable, hard working, and highly trained crew of wildland firefighters that are dedicated to the core values of the Interagency Hotshot Crew program of "Tradition, Pride and Respect".

Teamwork, crew cohesion, and pride are the cornerstones of the Midewin IHC program while we create and continue the proud heritage of our hotshot crew. Midewin IHC strives to maintain a work environment based on mutual respect and diversity of ideas that fosters crew pride and cohesiveness while at home and on assignments across the country.